Women's health in later life: the combination of work and family care across the life-course

It has been long recognised that the individual life course has a significant impact upon both mental and physical health in later life. Furthermore, research has indicated that an individual’s employment and family obligations are strongly associated with health and wellbeing across one’s life.
With a focus on women, I will present how specific combinations of employment and domestic duties over the life course are associated with variations in women’s health at the time of retirement. I will also show the differences of this relationship in four European welfare states.